I understand what they wanted to do originally. But, in the end, they blew that off pretty quickly. Gary Mitchell becoming a God has no basis in any science fact or theory I'm aware of. But then to me, Star Trek is science fiction to a degree but it is of the very lite variety. It gave me a love of sci-fi but I want it to be fun, first and foremost. I want to go on a thrill ride with these characters (Kirk, Spock and the rest) every chance I can. Because they are fun characters. I think Abrams understood that to a large degree. My first exposure to Star Trek was at a very young age and I understand that that exposure colors my views to some degree. Anytime I want hard sci-fi, my Kindle and bookshelves are just a few steps away. When I want a sci-fi thrill ride, I grab a disc that has Kirk and Spock adventures on it. So, magic blood doesn't bother me. Neither does transwarp beaming. Nor magic transporters from the Prime timeline nor a realm of the universe with giant snowflakes nor the heroes battling a giant lizard head as the Enterprise spirals down from above. Because from 1966-1969, a lot of people with a lot of imagination got together and made the most entertaining TV show I have ever been exposed to. They weren't too concerned with how it all fit together. If that was good enough for them, then it is good enough for me. As in all things, others mileage may vary.